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as someone who is married to someone who lived on tips for years, I tip at least 20%



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I try to tip between 10-15% because I can't really afford to go to high. I don't eat out unless I have a coupon of some sort, but I tip based on the full dinner amount, not after coupons. One thing to keep in mind is how is the server paid, sometimes states allow businesses to pay a lower hourly rate for tipped employees. If this is the case, I will try to tip higher. I've been a waitress in one of these states, minimum for tipped employees was $2.50 per hour. In Minnesota, its easy, just tax the tax and double it, then you have 15%, I will just round up to the next dollar amount for my server if they did an OK job, more if they were excellent, less if they were not so good.



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15%

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20%



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15%



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20% usually, 15% if the service was bad.

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18-20



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20+ percent



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My husband and I firmly believe in 20%. Very occasionally more.



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15%

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20 percent, sometimes more

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15-20%

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Depends on the service I get. Less than 10% if the server was rude or really messed our order up without trying to make it right. 15% if we got mediocre, just okay service. 20% or more if the server was really good.



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At least 20 and then I round up.

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20to30



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15-20 %



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15-20%



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Always 20% at the least. Waiting tables is hard work!



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20-30%



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15%



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depends, usually 15% or more.

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at least 20%



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20%



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20% + depending on the service



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depending on service, but generally 20%



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20%



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20%, unless the service is really bad, then 10%



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20%

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20% rounded up to the next dollar, unless the service is horrible and then 10%... but that's only been once or twice ever



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generally 20% rounded up

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It depends on the service, but it is usually around 20%.



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20% or better, it all depended on the service I received, but no less than 20%, they only get paid about 1/2 of the wage, got to have tip to make ends meet.



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18-20%

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20%



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I tip 15% of my total bill.

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Did you make a statement that you hate this country, USA, or are you referring to Malaysia??



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If the service is good I leave 2o% if the service is fair I leave 15%



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I generally tip at least 20% if the service was just satisfactory. If it was terrible, I've been known once or twice to leave either nothing, or pocket change, and let the manager know the reason.
I try to give the tip that has been earned.

Those places that automatically add in tips, I either refuse to go or I don't add a tip. The reason for that is I usually find that the service isn't even worth 5%. The last time I HAD to go to such a place, because that's where my friends wanted their gathering, we were ignored for much of the time, nobody got their orders accurately, there were no smiles- there was only attitude like we were inconveniencing the waitresses. They were all just, very hateful. There was an 18% mandatory "gratuity" added to ALL bills. I guess the waitresses didn't feel the need to earn tips since they were added in anyway. It showed.



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A minimum of 20% is my usual. Most of the time I end up at about 25-30%.

I was a server ... I remember what it was like to bust my butt and make nothing.



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10 to 30+ Example, I had horrible service this weekend. Waitress was really short with us and never bothered to ask if we wanted refills on our drink or if our food was good. 10% was pushing it. However, I have gone to a burger joint where waitress was friendly and attentive, food was excellent, and I have given more than a 30% tip because I felt waitress went out of her way even though the restaurant was busy.



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I work as a hairdresser and about 30% of my income comes from tips, so I try to pay that back so I usually tip between 20-40% depending on quality of service. I never stiff a server. That person is working for 2-3 dollars an hour without tips.

p.s. tip your hairdresser emoticon

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10%

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15% ok
20% good



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15% for average service, 20-25% for good, more for exceptional service

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20% if they are good



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i was waitstaff in Killeen . TX a predominantly military community. i cared for the Major and her daughter like they were my family.........i stood in the refrigerator to get the little girl's mac-n-cheese to just the right temp. The Major tipped me $1!!!!!!!!!!!!! then she stole my pen. i followed her out to her car to ask for my pen and point out that she made almost 50x more than me and that if she couldnt afford to tip she shouldnt go out to dinner.
i tip a minimum of 20%

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poor service = 15%
satisfactory/average service =20%
Very good service = 25%
We tied up the table for hours = 40 - 50%



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20%



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15% for average to good service. Up to 25% for exceptional service. I have left no tip at all if the service was really bad.

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20%





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20%

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10%
But up to 30% if my kids made a mess...



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20 percent



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15 - 20 %



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10 %

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15%



 
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